In Conversation with Joanna MacGregor

As one of the leading virtuosos and recording artists of our time, pianist Joanna MacGregor OBE is hailed the world over for her technical brilliance, musical intelligence, and effortless poetic command of her instrument. She has received Honorary Doctorates from Bath University, Bath Spa University and the Open University, as well as Honorary Fellowships from … Read more

Reaction to Brexit from the Classical Music Industry

The impact of Brexit has far-reaching consequences that extend beyond the realm of politics and economics to education and the performing arts. We spoke to some leading figures within the classical music industry from Ireland and the UK to get their thoughts on recent events in Britain. Soprano Marie Mclaughlin (Scotland): “It’s possible the Leave … Read more

Celebrating the CMC at 30: Evonne Ferguson

Interview and write-up: @EmerNestor Photographs: @FMarshallPhoto The Contemporary Music Centre (CMC) is Ireland’s archive and resource centre for new music, supporting the work of composers throughout the island of Ireland. Hot on the foot of the CMC’s hugely successful conference, The Listening Crowd, Final Note went behind the scenes of this national musical treasure, to … Read more

Final Note Magazine

Final Note Magazine is a fresh new online classical music magazine which celebrates the many voices of our industry. Check out our monthly interviews with musicians, composers, conductors, musicologists, administrators and crafts-people at: www.finalnotemagazine.com  

A Night of Opera

The Drogheda International Classical Music Series is hosting an exciting concert of evocative vocal works from the manuscripts of Mozart, Gounod, Offenbach, Humperdinck, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Rossini and Puccini on Friday 20 March. Accompanied on piano by the Royal Irish Academy’s incomparable Dearbhla Collins, listeners will be transported into the worlds of opera’s most loved arias … Read more